An Environmental Management System (EMS) makes good sense – for your business and the environment. Companies that get strategic about environmental performance are going to have a real advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
An EMS is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impacts and increase its operating efficiency. An EMS helps your organisation systematically manage its environmental "footprint" – the environmental impact associated with its activities, products, and services.
By reinforcing your existing operations with a comprehensive approach to environmental management, an EMS can help you streamline operations, create awareness that environmental protection is every employee’s job, and improve environmental performance.
Don't wait until your environmental management issues reach a crisis stage before you are forced to take action. Proactive planning means fewer surprises and prevents growing problems from going unnoticed.
At a more basic level, an EMS can help you secure access to certain markets. Many industries, such as vehicle manufacturing, require their suppliers to meet codes of conduct or to be certified under the international EMS standard, ISO 14001.
Some of the services we can offer in evaluating your environmental management needs include:
An EMS is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the processes and actions that an organisation undertakes to meet business and environmental goals. Most EMS are built on the "Plan, Do, Check, Act" model which leads to continual improvement based upon:
Seize the Advantage
Properly implemented, your EMS will allow you to integrate environmental responsibilities into your day to day operations.
This can help you:
ISO 14001 is the cornerstone of the ISO 14000 series of international standards for environmental management.
It specifies a framework of control for an Environmental Management System against which an organisation can be certified by a third party and is applicable to every type of business, regardless of size or location.
This standard is applicable to any organisation that wishes to: